By 2050, Africa’s cities will be home to an additional 950 million people. This event brings together various African designers, architects, engineers, and other professionals using homegrown solutions to address this unique nexus of opportunities and challenges, using solutions that tie together innovation, technology and craft, while elevating the vernacular.

The Afrikan Ecological Architecture Symposium is aimed at providing a platform for young architects and designers from the continent to showcase their work and also for more seasoned professionals to come together in the hopes of tackling pertinent issues affecting Africa’s design and build sector. The topics to be covered are: integrating nature and culture with design, new age materiality, re-thinking design education on the continent, the role of digital design and fabrication in the future of the continent, public space, and Afro-Futurism.

The event will be held online on May 27th, 2022 and include a keynote lecture by Stella Mutegi and Kabage Karanja of Cave Bureau, in addition to roundtable discussions featuring names such as Christian Benimana (Senior Principal and Managing Director of MASS Design Group) and industrial and furniture designer, Jomo Tariku.

IAAC is glad to announce that the event, organized by IAAC Valldaura Labs in collaboration with the African Design Centre, will be moderated by students coming from 3DPA, MAEBB, and MAA educational programmes.

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IAAC students to moderate the Afrikan Ecological Architecture Symposium 2022

IAAC is glad to announce that the Afrikan Ecological Architecture Symposium, organised by IAAC Valldaura Labs in collaboration with the African Centre for Architecture (TBC), will be moderated this year by students coming from 3DPA, MAEBB, and MAA educational programmes.

The symposium, which programme will be announced in the next weeks, will be held online on May 27th, 2022 and include a keynote lecture by Stella Mutegi and Kabage Karanja of Cave Bureau, in addition to roundtable discussions featuring names such as Christian Benimana (Senior Principal and Managing Director of MASS Design Group) and industrial and furniture designer, Jomo Tariku. This symposium is aimed at providing a platform for young architects and designers from the continent to showcase their work and also for more seasoned professionals to come together in the hopes of tackling pertinent issues affecting Africa’s design and build sector. The topics to be covered are: integrating nature and culture with design, new age materiality, re-thinking design education on the continent, the role of digital design and fabrication in the future of the continent, public space design, and Afro-Futurism.

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